January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Screen Shot 2022-01-11 at 4.11.58 PMHuman trafficking has severe adverse effects on the health, well-being, and human rights of millions of vulnerable adults and young people in the United States and globally. January has been declared Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Month.  Domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking  are inter-sectional issues for many survivors.  Like domestic violence and sexual assault, trafficking (DV/SA/HT) is about power and control and exploitation of people, particularly women and children.


Access resources and tools for capacity building on how advocates, health care providers and social service programs can promote prevention and support survivors through our Futures Without Violence anti-human trafficking projects on: Building Collaborative Responses to Support Survivors, and Health Partnerships, and Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors.


New Tools

Ten Action Steps: Building and Sustaining Collaborations to Support Trafficking Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, A Toolkit for Advocacy Programs. Strategies and tools for DV/SA/HT organizations to build or enhance multidisciplinary teams to better support survivors of human trafficking. Overview of Collaboration Action Steps

Partnerships and Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Survivors of Trafficking:  A Guide.  This guide provides collaboration fundamentals to survivor safety, economic stability, and healing and how to build successful partnerships with specifically workforce development agencies.

Guiding Principles to Inform Economic Empowerment Programing for Survivors of Human Trafficking. Brief overview of programs and promising practices for building economic empowerment and security for survivors of violence.

IPV Health Partners, ipvhealthpartners.org. Online toolkit with resources for building partnerships among health centers and domestic violence and human trafficking programs.

Telehealth, COVID-19, Intimate Partner Violence, and Human Trafficking: Increasing Safety for People Surviving Abuse. A Guide for Community Health Centers and Partnering Domestic Violence Advocacy Programs.

Building Collaborative Responses with Healthcare, for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Task Forces and Multidisciplinary Teams Addressing Human Trafficking. Benefits and strategies of healthcare partnerships for DV/SA/HT task forces and coalitions.

Community Resource Mapping Toolkit to Support the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual AssaultThis toolkit can aid community collaborations understand the local needs of survivors and identify community-based services, resources, and gaps to support survivors.


Upcoming and Recent Webinars

Collaborative Community Resource Mapping to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking, and Domestic and Sexual Violence, March 17, 2022

Collaborating with Culturally Specific Community-Based Programs to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, March 24th, 2022

Building Collaborative Responses with Community Health Centers to Support Survivors at the Intersection of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (Recording from December 1, 2021)

Improving Employment Opportunities Through Collaboration: Best Practices (Recording from January 12, 2022)

Gender, Homelessness, and Interpersonal Violence:  Building Equitable Systems to Support Survivors and Providers, (Recording from January 26, 2022)

Collaborating to Increase Access to Employment and Educational Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Domestic and Sexual Violence,  (Recording from Jan 27, 2022)

Building Collaborative Responses with Community Health Centers to Support Survivors at the Intersection of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking (2021)

Strengthening Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs for Trafficked Survivors:  Enhancing Identification, Case Management and Advocacy (recording and resources)


Resources and Capacity Building Opportunities

Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Project provides training and technical assistance on building collaborations to assist and identify domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who are also survivors of trafficking.  View resources and recorded webinars, contact: learning@futureswithoutviolence.org

Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation works with community health centers to support those at risk of experiencing or surviving intimate partner violence (IPV) or human trafficking (HT) and to bolster prevention efforts.  View resources and tools.

Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (PEOST) Training and Technical Assistance Project, aims to increase access to quality educational and employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking.  View resources and recorded webinars, contact: peost@futureswithoutviolence.org

  • Group PEOST Open House: Monthly one-hour open house for those interested in learning more about Futures & Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking Project. Ideal environment for networking with others, peer learning and receiving group feedback/technical assistance.
  • Date: Every Third Thursday of Month Time: 10:00-11:00 am PST/1:00-2:00 pm EST,
  • To Sign Up: https://calendly.com/couya/peost-open-house-group?month=2022-01